Robert S. “Bob” Roma, 63, a resident of Worcester Township, PA, for over 30 years, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, surrounded by his family. He and his wife, Elise (DeClerk) Roma, observed their 41st wedding anniversary on August 18th of this year.
Born December 26, 1956, in Long Branch, NJ, he was a son of the late John and Frances (Cassone) Roma. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ, where he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. He then played basketball at Princeton University where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He was drafted into the NBA by the Kansas City Kings in 1979, and later played professional basketball in both Israel and England.
Bob was the owner of Conner’s Windows, Doors and Awnings for many years. A golfer, he was a member of Blue Bell Country Club. He enjoyed skiing, biking, hiking, golfing, basketball, yard work (especially if it involved a chain saw), and of course, eating.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kristin Roma and her husband, Zach Hay, of Worcester, PA; a son, Stephen Robert Roma and daughter in-law Kimberly Hunter of Pennsburg, PA; and two grandchildren, Elise Noreen Hay-Roma and Mason Robert Roma. He is also survived by four siblings, Rose Tullos and Makaya, Peter and Barbara Roma; a sister-in-law, Eileen Roma; and two brothers-in-law, James and Joseph DeClerk.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Roma.